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Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Can pregnant women take Trileptal?

Trileptal: It is category C pregnancy drug, hence benefits have to outweigh risks, & the patient is closely monitored throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is carbamazepine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbamazepine safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, it is not safe: Carbamazepine is considered a category d in pregnancy, it may be teratogenic or leads to developmental delay in the baby. It is advised to be relapced with an other seizure medications during pregnancy. During nursing babies it should be avoided as it may affects the blood counts in the baby. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Are antidepressants safe during pregnancy?

Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read more

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Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Travisil safe for pregnant women?

Not recommended: It is an herbal product unregulated by the fda so has no safety data in pregnancy so it is better not to take it. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Is lidocaine safe for pregnant women?

Yes: Lidocaine administered epidurally, spinally or by infiltration is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Lamictal?

Can pregnant women take Lamictal?

Lamictal & Pregnancy: That is a decision by your doctor. who can assess benefits versus risks of being on Lamictal versus not being on it, during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol safe for pregnant women?

Is paracetamol safe for pregnant women?

Yes! Consult your MD: Paracetamol is another name for acetaminohen ( trade name *tylenol). It is can be used for minor aches, headaches and other minor pain during pregnancy. The manufacturers suggest it can be used for intermittent short durations. As always consult your md before taking any medication as she/he may have other suggestions. ...Read more

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Is invega (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is invega (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

See below: The risks of invega/alternatives have to weighed against the benefits in a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Its a difficult decision for parents. This special section from the national institute of mental health website might help: http://www.Nimh.Nih.Gov/health/publications/mental-health-medications/which-groups-have-special-needs-when-taking-psychiatric-medications.Shtml. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Betimol?

Can pregnant women use Betimol?

Betimol: Betimol is FDA Pregnancy Category C . Benefit must outweigh risk for use. ...Read more

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Is dilantin-125 safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dilantin-125 safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

No and yes: Not safe for pregnant women ("possibly hazardous") it is safe during lactation even for the newborn. ...Read more

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Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is carbatrol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: This is usually used for seizures. There are associated birth defects with it. However, not taking the drug and risking a seizure while pregnant is also problematic for mother and baby. If you need to be on this medication then you should take extra Folic Acid and will need some extra vitamin k during the last month of the pregnancy. It is ok with breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Can pregnant women take Surmontil (trimipramine)?

Unknown: We can neither endorse nor prohibit it during pregnancy. Some similar medicines have been studied, but the results are inconclusive. There may be an increase in risk; on the other hand, if it is helpful to the mother, there may be an increase in risk without it. Consider dosage, trimester, risks and benefits, and involvement of the father and obstetrician, in deciding. ...Read more

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Is copaxone (glatiramer) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is copaxone (glatiramer) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Depends: This medication suppresses your immune system. We don't have any good information on it in pregnancy. It really is a case of discussing with your doctor the risks and benefits. In breastfeeding, we don't have a lot of information but it is a pretty big molecule and probably doesn't end up in breast milk so we feel comfortable with women breastfeeding on this med. ...Read more

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Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Are antifungal pills safe for pregnant women?

Depends on the med.: That is a complex question as there are many different antifungal medications. Most are 'category b' which are safe in pregnancy. However; some are not suggested for nursing mothers' and some are 'category c'; which are considered unsafe in pregnancy. Discussing the choice of medications with an obstetrician; or a primary care physician is advised. ...Read more

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Is gluthatione i.V safe for pregnant women?

Is gluthatione i.V safe for pregnant women?

N-acetylcysteine is.: The glutathione precursor n-acetyl-cysteine is class b (i.e. Safe) in pregnancy and lactation. It is administered in cases of tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning (e.g. Suicide attempt) and reverses the toxic effects on the liver and kidneys reliably. Glutathione per se is not used in clinical practice. ...Read more

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Is invenga (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is invenga (paliperidone) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

See below: This agent i considered "possibly unsafe" during lactation. Animal studies also show adverse fetal effects, so the risks to mother must be weighed against the risks to the fetus. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take haloperidol?

Can pregnant women take haloperidol?

Haldol (haloperidol) in pregnancy: Not advised during the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Mohamad Mikati
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Carbamazepine (Definition)

This drug was once the breakthrough product to treat trigeminal neuralgia, and later various forms of epilepsy, and even psychiatric uses ...Read more